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Symptoms of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries

Concussions have frequently been in the news in Florida recently. Much of the focus has been on concussions associated with sports, namely football. Many people suffer from concussions outside of sports though. Obviously they occur more often in high contact sports like football, but they can happen to be people who slip and fall, are involved in car accidents and in many other ways.

Concussions are actually mild traumatic brain injuries and can have significant effects on a person. Many people have probably suffered from concussions without knowing it though. They may know they do not feel right and have other issues, but they may not realize that those issues were the result of suffering a concussion. Like other traumatic brain injuries though, each concussion is different and can have different effects on different people.

However, there are some common symptoms associated with concussions. The person may suffer from constant headaches or neck pain, feel dizzy, have trouble remembering, thinking, or concentrating, get lost easily, have mood swings, have sensitivity to light or blurred vision, nausea and many others.

While most people make good recoveries from a concussion, it can take some time and the symptoms can keep them from work or doing other activities. The person may also incur medical expenses associated with visits to the doctor to diagnose and treat the concussion. As a result the person may suffer financially in addition to all the other symptoms. However, if the concussion was caused by the negligence of another, the person may be entitled to compensation for the injuries.

Concussions are relatively common in Florida and affect many people each year. These injuries can force a person to miss work and incur costly medical bills. Luckily, the victim may be entitled to compensation for the injuries though. Experienced attorneys understand how concussions affect people and may be a useful resource for the victim of one.

Source: brainline.org, "What you need to know: Symptoms of concussions," accessed on June 29, 2015

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